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Disclosure Changes Concern OPC

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

November 18, 2010

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has raised concerns about its ability to properly assess potential privacy breaches due to changes in the way government departments report potential risks, CBC News reports. "It is not an improvement; we feel that, unfortunately, the new directive will be less of a guarantee," said Assistant Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier. The OPC is taking steps to change the directive, the report states, including sending a letter of expectations directly to departments outlining what is required to properly assess new initiatives and when that information would be needed for the OPC's assessment.
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